Good Words

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In this Insight for Living video clip, Chuck Swindoll, author, radio broadcaster and Senior Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX, asks us to consider the benefits of communicating good words.

The weight of what we communicate comes from more than the ideas themselves. Speech grows heavy or lands light depending on the words we choose for delivery. Like Chuck said, "A word fitly spoken - that word endures."

Has there been a time when you meant to say something neutral, but the person received the words as an insult? What caused the miscommunication? Could you have chosen better words?
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Read James 3:7–12. Do you have a habit of harsh words that comes out even when you want to praise? How can you take control of your tongue?
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Read 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Make a plan to build up your brothers and sisters often. Give them genuine encouragement for the things they do well and take notice of the benefit this adds to your relationships.

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If you'd like to learn how to be a great encourager, our friends at Insight for Living recommend Chuck Swindoll's book, Encourage Me: Caring words for a Heavy Heart. To view that resource, click here.